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J&FJ Baker Russian calf watch strap- handmade

J&FJ Baker Russian calf watch strap- handmade

Regular price ¥16,000 JPY
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A beautiful strap made from a very special leather (J&FJ Bakers russian calf). For anyone with a love of history, quality and a good story then this is the one for you. It looks and feels fantastic but the smell of this leather is something to die for. It is tanned with oak and birch barrels so the woody smokey smell is wonderful.

 Now a story...Bakers Russian Leather is an embodiment of the legendary and highly sought-after Russian Leather, meticulously reproduced through the lens of history. The endeavor began with an in-depth study of the only remaining 18th-century leather rolls that were discovered amidst the wreckage of the Metta Catharina, resting along the Devon and Cornwall coastal border.

They embarked on a mission to revive the remarkable attributes of this leather, painstakingly recreating its distinctive color, intricate patterns, opulent thickness, inviting texture, pliable-yet-firm handling, alluring scent, and unparalleled durability. The project involved extensive research into the ancient tanning techniques and the naturally occurring materials that were once harnessed by the master craftsmen of Russia's storied past.

The strap shown in the picture is 20mm at the lug tapered to 16mm at the buckle and is of the standard size 115mm/ 75mm.
The stitching is done in an Ecru coloured waxed linen thread.
I use Zermatt leather for the lining which is sweat resistant (great in summer) and hypoallergenic.
The Edges are painted with several layers to protect the leather. They are finished off with bees wax that is used to burnish the edges, giving a smooth silky finish.

Straps will be tapered as standard to fit these buckle sizes:
24mm lug width to 22mm buckle
22mm lug width to 20mm buckle
21mm lug width to 18mm buckle
20mm lug width to 16mm buckle
19mm lug width to 16mm buckle
18mm lug width to 16mm buckle
17mm lug width to 16mm buckle
16mm lug width to 14mm buckle

15mm lug width to 14mm buckle

14mm lug width to 12mm buckle

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